Thursday, 6 June 2013

Lady Magpie & Me Handmade & Vintage Fair 6th June - Who's there on the day!



Join Lady Magpie & Me at the Handmade & Vintage Fair in the bustling market town of Castle Douglas on the 8th June from 10am  till 4pm, its £1 entry and kids go free. Browse over 30 stalls over two floors. The Town Hall will be full to the brim with craft, handmade and vintage items and so much more. 

Don't forget its Castle Douglas Food Town Day this Saturday too, with plenty of family activities, chef demonstrations, tasting sessions and much more! So lots of our regular food stalls at Lady Magpie & Me will be setting up shop at Market Hill on the day. Please be aware that Kings Street will be closed 11am-3pm. See you on Saturday!




Carol lives and works in her studio in a beautiful rural location near Biggar, Scotland. Although Carol is a painter who uses a great variety of painting and drawing mediums she also uses photography as a fine art medium to create limited edition Giclee prints of dried plant specimens photographed through microscopes.


We’re pleased to welcome back Goodbye, Norma Jean back once more to Lady Magpie & Me Handmade & Vintage Fair. Expect a fine selection of hand-picked and on trend vintage clothing, jewellery, footwear and accessories. Goodbye, Norma Jean recycles high quality fashion from the past that you’ll want to wear forever!


We are looking forward to welcoming David Moses Family Portraits once more to Lady Magpie & Me Handmade & Vintage Fair. Based in Newton Stewart, David produces relaxed, fun and classic photographs. Nothing cheesy or forced, Victorian or tacky, just beautiful photographs that will last a lifetime. David specialises in natural and outdoors family shoots.


If you missed them at the Spring Fair, then you’ll be delighted to know that Luv in a Box will be travelling from Ayrshire to be back again at Lady Magpie & Me Handmade & Vintage Fair. Share a little Luv, with a hand crafted & personalised, Typographic, 3d art work.

Tactile Tales are a small, independent, UK company publishing innovative books and accompanying aromatherapy massage oils for parents and children; books that link story telling and massage together and are beautifully illustrated and easy to use. Our stories are fired by our love of nature and celebrate the bond between parent and child through the wonderful medium of plants and animals from around the world. Our aim is to promote a loving, bonding experience between parents and children to encourage well being and a love of nature.


Shop ‘til you drop then visit Mrs Green’s if you fancy putting your feet up and enjoying a nice cup of tea and a tasty treat served in Mrs Green’s best vintage china. Elastic pants at the ready as these a whole host of cake on the menu including Cappuccino and Walnut, 3 layer Chocolate Beetroot Bonanza, Red Velvet Va-voom, Salted Chocolate Caramel Custard Cake and a menagerie of gluten free goodies.



Cumbrian based designer-maker Michelle is another newcomer to Lady Magpie & Me Handmade & Vintage Fair. Maker of pretty things and wearable art.  Made from a hotchpotch of all kinds of gorgeous materials, glitzy embroidery, colourful yarns and with a quirky slant!

At So Sew Pretty, you’ll learn heaps of new skills. There’ll be a selection of fabrics, ribbons and trims and details of all upcoming So Sew Pretty sewing and crafting workshops.


My mum taught me the joys of sewing from a young age. We used to spend many an afternoon being creative and making all sorts of things. The patterns I use today are from the dresses my sister and I used to wear in our childhood. I hope your little ones enjoy wearing them as much as i enjoy making them!


Just the Biscuit sell an eclectic mix of vintage cutlery, kitchen utensils, linens, porcelain, kitsch ornaments, glass ware and much, much more including their trademark handmade felt biscuits. Come and browse their stall at Lady Magpie & Me Handmade & Vintage Fair.


We're thrilled to welcome back locally based Morag Macpherson Textiles to our Lady Magpie & Me Handmade & Vintage Fair. Morag creates surface pattern for textiles and wallpaper, her patterns are influenced by different cultures, art movements in history, natural and urban formations. These illustrations are then digitally printed onto pure silks, natural linens, fine wools, crisp cottons and wallpapers. She sells limited edition scarves, cushions, throws, bags, wall hangings and a range of one-off wearable art.


Catriona Archibald is a contemporary crafts person based in Carlisle working with ceramics and textiles to create beautiful keepsakes and functional loveliness for the home. Up cycled vintage crockery, hand built and slip cast ceramics and unique textile creations make up a treasure trove waiting to be discovered.





Scamp Baby Gifts will be joining us at Lady Magpie & Me Handmade & Vintage Fair. Scamp Baby Gifts hand make unusual gifts for babies and children to help brighten up and individualise their bedrooms. Scamp Baby Gifts is two sisters screen printing, making and designing cool kids wear, room accessories and little gifts. Their designs are inspired by the sisters love of simplicity and bright colour and their products ensure style is not forgotten when it comes to the littlest members of the household!


We’re pleased to welcome along Soapbubblicious to Lady Magpie & Me Handmade & Vintage Fair. Locally based, they sell an array of soap goodies including handmade traditional goats milk soaps, felted soaps, glycerine soaps, liquid castile soaps, shea body butter and dead sea salt scrubs. All handmade from scratch using raw ingredients and not a chemical in sight.


As well as organising Lady Magpie & Me, Leah will be selling her designs at the Handmade & Vintage Fair. Leah Halliday lovingly creates and designs a collection of handmade gifts, accessories and homewares.
Leah finds herself inspired by vintage fabrics, ephemera, nostalgic images and forgotten fabrics. Leah is a collector of all things vintage with a home filled with ceramics, linen, ornaments, tea cups, toys & books which all inspire her work. Leah also sells an ever changing handpicked selection of vintage finds for you and your home. A jolly mix of colours, prints & patterns!


Hailing from Cumbria, Caroline is a firm favourite with our regular visitors at Lady Magpie & Me. Expect quirky and contemporary ceramics with a vintage feel. 


We are delighted to be welcoming along locally based Helen Ryman Arts to Lady Magpie & Me Handmade & Vintage Fair. She will be showcasing Oil paintings, Limited edition Giclee prints and Greetings cards of the people, places and animals of Galloway.


A newcomer to Lady Magpie & Me Handmade & Vintage Fair Red Squirrel Crafts use their trusty crochet hooks, thread, ribbon and beads to create unique and unusual crochet jewellery and accessories.





A newcomer to Lady Magpie & Me Handmade & Vintage Fair, Cressa's Glass Works designs fresh, vibrant and colourful pieces. Working mainly with kiln-formed bullseye, opaque and transparent glass, Cressa uses the techniques of fusing, slumping, draping and sandblasting the glass to create the bold outlines and contrasting colours that define her style.


We’re delighted to welcome Gillian Harvie along to Lady Magpie & Me Handmade & Vintage Fair. Playful, mixed media jewellery that creates a scene: colourful houses, clouds, grass, birds and more come together in the form of different wearable pieces to create a magical, odd, little town.


An Edinburgh based, family Run soap making company, we’re pleased to introduce Granny Sally’s Soap Kitchen with their playful and quirky of soaps, scrubs skincare and candles which are all a play on food! Look out for their cheesecake soap!


Locally based textile artist Caroline hand dyes and nuno felts silk chiffon scarves, makes hand felted lavender hearts, hand felted head bands along with other hand felted accessories. 


Their first time at Lady Magpie & Me Handmade & Vintage Fair, Dumfries based Dishy Vintage will be showcasing a full range of letterpress printed cards for all occasions, scented teacup candles and vintage china. 

Mitchell & Favourite

Locally based Mitchell & Favourite are here for their first fair at Lady Magpie & Me. They’ll be showcasing a range of handcrafted a range of aprons for all occasions in bold prints, silk 'cocktail wraps' trimmed with lace and feathers, lavender bags in vintage fabrics, drawstring bags and totes in cotton prints and tweeds, 'juicy jewelry' - bright coloured wooden beads, exquisite hand bound notebooks and greetings cards. 





We’re thrilled to welcome along Hinton Pottery to the Lady Magpie & Me Handmade & Vintage Fair. Castle Douglas based Hinton Pottery They create various items from glass filled ceramic coasters and ceramic buttons to jewellery, candle sticks and heart shaped wall 'danglies' and even pictures of landscapes entirely made from clay.


We’re delighted to welcome along locally based KGR Glass to their first Lady Magpie & Me Fair. They’ll be showcasing a range of window and wall hangers, pictures and freestanding art made from stained, copperfoil and fused glass 


Lady Magpie & Me are thrilled to welcome back All at Sea to our Handmade & Vintage Fair. They design and create a small collection of handmade nautical jewellery inspired by the coast.


We’re pleased to welcome along Hero Chic Heels to Lady Magpie & Me Handmade & Vintage Fair. Specialising in bespoke designed pearl and crystal shoes along with handmade comic book shoes, every pair of shoes is completely unique in design, with no two pairs ever being the same. 

        
A first timer at Lady Magpie & Me, Roslyn creates a range of handmade leathergoods using traditional methods. Her products include leather bowls, Coasters, bookmarks, keyrings and plaques with original hand tooled designs, along with hand-stitched belts, phonecases and purses. 


We’re thrilled to welcome Aldaron Woodcrafts to Lady Magpie & Me Vintage Fair. They design unique, handmade, personalised chopping and serving boards, wooden benches, house signs, clocks, book ends, signs for sheds, stables etc, little decorated eggs and pebbles, children's door signs & coat hooks. Aldaron Woodcrafts use locally sourced hardwoods such as sycamore, holly, cherry ash and wych elm for our smaller products and thick, rustic pine for making our benches.


We’re delighted to welcome Verily Vintage to the Lady Magpie & Me Handmade & Vintage Fair. A veritable treasure trove of vintage homewares, they specialise in radios from the 1950s onwards and retro-inspired handmade gadget cases.